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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Email Newsletter

Join the email list for The Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren for information and webinars. 

Webinars include: Trauma, Healing and Self Care: Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others, Preparing for Your Grandchi...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 14, 2021

SHS Robotics Winter Farmers Market & Holiday Craft Fair - November 20, 2021

The Shrewsbury High School Robotics Apple Pie Fundraiser is back and so is the Winter Farmers Market and Holiday Craft Fair! 

Save the date and apply to be a vendor for local made food, handmade crafts, and services. Spaces are limited, please don...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Worcester Institute for Senior Education


The Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) at Assumption University is a member-directed organization created in 1993 to provide lifelong learning opportunities for older adults ("Senior status is self-defined: we don't check IDs&qu...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 6, 2021

COVID-19 Related BOH Executive Orders Effective Tuesday, October 12, 2021




Date of Record: October 5, 2021

On October 5, 2021, the Shrewsbury Board of Health voted to approve the following Orders:

  • To require face coverings in all indoor pr...
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COVID-19 Vaccine update and Mask Research 10-05-21 Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Food Sharing Pantry at the Council on Aging

Food Pantry Newsletter

The COA has a selection of items available at no cost like food, toiletries, and paper goods.

We also have frozen food options from Heart to Home Meals including:

  • Hearty Beef Stew
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Tomato and Herb Glazed Haddock
  • Homestyle Meatloaf
  • Cauliflower, Br...
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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Virtual Programming from Salmon Health and Retirement


Salmon Health & Retirement (The Willows and Whitney Place) is offering several virtual presentations through October.



What’s really hiding in your household cleani...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Continuing Education at QCC

It's never too late to learn something new! Quinsigamond Community College offers many low-cost classes in-person and online on a variety of topics. 

Read through their course offerings here: Center for Workforce Development and Continuin...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 27, 2021

What's Happening at the Senior Center?

Holiday Blanket and Gift Card Drive

A blanket may seem like a simple gift- but think how much warmth and comfort your favorite blanket provides for you when you are cold or lonely. Let's share that cozy feeling with our Shrewsbury seniors. Donate ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: Pfizer Booster Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Kate Reilly, Executive Office of Health and Human Services - Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Pfizer COVID-19 Booster A...

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VAXFINDER Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Mosquito Bite Prevention - Fight the Bite

Date of Record: 09-23-21 - The Town of Shrewsbury is at moderate risk for the West Nile Virus (WNV). Please continue to Practice the 5 D's (Dress, Deet, Dawn & Dusk, and Drain) to keep you and your family safe during the mosquito season.


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Fight the Bite! Council on Aging Department
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Meals on Wheels

Senior Center Building and Sign with text - Senior Center

The Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help assemble meals for delivery Monday through Friday mornings from 8-10:30AM. 

All prospective volunteers will be CORI checked. 

Call the Senior Center at 508-841-8640 and ask to speak with ...

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Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

Reopening Guidelines

Issued July 2, 2020- Updated August 30, 2021

Town Hall

(including School Department & SELCO)

Effective Monday, August 16, 2021, following guidance from the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, all employees and visit...
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Posted on: August 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Addressing 3rd Dose of Vaccine for Immunocompromised Individuals

Date of Record: 08-23-21Please see the memo issued to health care and vaccination providers from Dr. Larry Madoff, Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH).


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MDPH Memo - 3rd Dose for the Immunocompromised Council on Aging Department
Posted on: August 4, 2021

COVID-19: Updated Recommendations from CDC and MDPH for Masks and Vaccinations

Date of Record: August 4, 2021

Worcester County is now orange (substantial transmission) which calls for indoor masking. 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations on masking:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated and aged two (2) or older, you shou...
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Council on Aging Department
Posted on: July 30, 2021

COVID-19: Mask Advisory for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Residents

Effective July 30, 2021 - The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s updated guidance. 

Fully vaccinated individu...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

COVID-19 - Personal Message from Michael Hirsh, MD, Medical Director for CMRPHA

Dear Community Members, 

Our battle against COVID-19 is not over. We had seen very encouraging results of our aggressive vaccination program in Central MA that began in early January 2021 with case numbers really diminishing over the period of tim...

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Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance-CMRPHA Council on Aging Department
Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Ages 12+

People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19 and may pre-register to be vaccinated beginning today, May 13, 2021!
People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. 
People age 18 and older c...
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MASS.GOV COVID-19 VACCINE FOR AGES 12+ Council on Aging Department
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tick Awareness


Tick-borne disease prevention

Ticks are tiny bugs most likely found in shady, damp, brushy, wooded, or grassy areas (especially in tall grass), including your own backyard.

Different kinds of ticks feed on the blood of mammals (including people, dogs, cats,...

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CMRPHA Arbovirus Brochure Council on Aging Department
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Board of Health Statement


Date of Record:  08-20-21

The Board of Health is strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask when indoors at all public spaces in the Town of Shrewsbury. This was an agenda item at the 08-20-21 m...

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Statement from the Shrewsbury Board of Health Council on Aging Department
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Public Parking in Town Center

Public Parking is now available at the Old Beal School, 1 Maple Avenue, in Shrewsbury’s Town Center District!

Shrewsbury’s Planning and Economic Development Department is pleased to announce that the parking lot at the Old Beal School i...

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Additional Info... Engineering, Planning & Conservation